The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up at the Royal Australian Mint! We will be opening our doors after hours on Thursday 9 June 2016 to give you the opportunity to get your hands on the hottest coins in our collection.
Play School has been instrumental in the Australian landscape for children, and the young at heart. This year we see this iconic television show turn 50 years old, and to celebrate we are inviting Play School legend Simon Burke to the Mint to sing-a-long with you!
First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and is a favourite amongst many. For the past 50 years this educational program has warmed the hearts of children and adults. Therefore, this anniversary has a place in the hearts of many around our nation.
The Mint has released a special memento for the anniversary with the adorable Play School three coin set featuring the famous toys Jemima, Humpty Dumpty, Big Ted and Little Ted!
Get ready, The Changeover Tour is heading north! With Queensland in our sights, we will be visiting Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns to share the decimal currency story.
To make the trip even more special we will be popping up at the Bundaberg Agricultural Show for the entire three days, where the show theme is the 50th anniversary of decimal currency!
2016 Frosted Uncirculated Three Coin Set
On 21 April 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday. In celebration of this monumental occasion, the Royal Australian Mint is issuing a special three coin set featuring the three different effigies of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin, Raphael Maklouf and Ian Rank-Broadley that have graced our circulating coins since 1966. This set will be offered as a made to order product, meaning the customers decide the mintage!
Your Mum deserves more than flowers and chocolates this Mother’s Day!
If you need inspiration for the perfect gift see our five favourite Mother’s Day ideas below, sure to please any taste or budget.
Make sure to place your orders before 26 April for Western Australia customers and 28 April for Eastern states in order to receive your pieces in time.
The Royal Australian Mint is proud to announce sporting-greats Patty Mills, Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Melissa Breen as the ambassadors for the official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program. Learn about our new ambassadors below:
Convict love tokens, also known as leaden hearts, were deeply sentimental and symbolic pieces. They offered convicts a final chance to keep a piece of themselves in the hearts, minds and homes of their families.
When British convicts were transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries, their sentences may have been for seven or fourteen years. However, for many it was almost impossible to return home.